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Champainting at Sea Life Sydney

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  1. Champainting at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    Photograph: Supplied/Cork and Canvas
  2. Champainting at Sydney Sealife
    Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

Find booze, brushes and biodiversity at this VIP Darling Harbour Aquarium experience

Step aside Nemo and Dory – it’s time to find Crush (and paint him too). Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is opening its doors after dark to offer a VIP experience with sip and paint studio, Cork and Canvas.

At this over-the-top experience you’ll be greeted with Champagne before having free reign of the Aquarium’s exhibits and settling in for a guided painting session surrounded by creatures of the briny deep.

This isn’t a boozy art class like you know it, the luxurious “Champainting” package includes a practically unheard of three-hour bottomless drinks package with tipples including red and white wine, beer, house spirits and soft drinks. Gourmet grazing platters of assorted meats, cheese, antipasti and breads are also included, so you’ll be able to satisfy your craving for nibbles at the canvas. 

During your exclusive self-guided after-hours journey around the Aquarium you can check out Australia’s unique marine environments and check out more than 13,000 animals from 700 different species, including the fan favourite Pig the dugong. The Champainting portion is hosted in an area the Aquarium calls Turtle Beach, where you’ll have unfiltered views of the Great Barrier Reef-inspired exhibit that its newest resident, Plugga the rescue turtle, calls home. The inspiration for your artwork will be either a Green Sea Turtle like Plugga or a funky jellyfish.

This swish experience is open for bookings of a minimum 20 people at $195 a head (Gold and Platinum packages also available at an extra cost). You can book your private event here. If you don’t have that many friends, or you’re just looking to impress your iso-crush with a memorable date, there are also public sessions being added regularly. But make haste, tickets sell out quickly. Check out dates and book here. Go on, isn't it better down where it's wetter?

Did you know you can also book out this entire zoo in Darling Harbour for you and nine mates?

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Alannah Le Cross
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Alannah Le Cross


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